There was a lot of worry when Lars Eller went for an MRI to examine his injured shoulder on Monday, but as it turns out, the results must have been pretty good, because the Canadiens have announced that the Danish forward will miss just one-two weeks with an upper body injury.
Eller is in the midst of an excellent start to the season, even after going pointless in his first five games and goalless in his first seven. Eller has transformed himself into a shoot-first center while playing with a playmaking winger in Jiri Sekac, and the result has been incredible, with Eller producing the second most goals per minute played on the team after Max Pacioretty, and the third most shots on goal per minute after Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher.
Eller has done this while playing extremely tough defensive minutes, and for a large portion of the season, playing with poor linemates. Eller also leads all Canadiens centers in possession while the score is close, while playing with the weakest possession wingers on the roster. To top it all off, Eller is winning 58% of his faceoffs.
Simply put, Eller is a huge loss for the Canadiens, and the news that he's only going to miss about two weeks is huge. And honestly, it might just be one week, because he doesn't look that injured.